cerumen

noun
ce·​ru·​men | \ sə-ˈrü-mən How to pronounce cerumen (audio) \

Definition of cerumen

: earwax

Other Words from cerumen

ceruminous \ sə-​ˈrü-​mə-​nəs How to pronounce cerumen (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cerumen

circa 1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerumen

New Latin, irregular from Latin cera wax; akin to Greek kēros wax

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The first known use of cerumen was circa 1705

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20 Jan 2021

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“Cerumen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerumen. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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cerumen

noun
ce·​ru·​men | \ sə-ˈrü-mən How to pronounce cerumen (audio) \

Medical Definition of cerumen

: earwax

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